Tooltip Categories: Smart Money

Available School Fund (ASF)

All Texas school districts are entitled, under the Texas Constitution, to receive a designated amount from the state of Texas’ Permanent School Fund. ASF distributions go toward a district’s Tier 1 Entitlement and...

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Copper Pennies

A portion of the tax rate that brings in revenue above the Tier 1 Entitlement and can generate additional state aid but is subject to Recapture. Current estimates project 60 percent of this revenue would stay in Leander ISD and...

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Fund Balance

A fund balance is like a savings account or emergency account that includes money that school districts do not allocate in budgets and hold in reserve. Fund balance is generated when annual revenues exceed actual operating...

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Expenditures

Expenses or spending within a governmental entity – like a school district – are referred to as expenditures. Expenditures represent the spending of money. For a detailed explanation of Expenditures, visit the Expenditures...

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Revenues

The income of a governmental entity – like a school district – received from taxation and other local, state and federal sources. Revenues are used to finance the services provided to its citizens. For a detailed...

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Average Daily Attendance (ADA)

Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is the number of students in average daily attendance or the sum of attendance for each day of the minimum number of days of instruction.

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Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA)

Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA) is an adjusted student count taking into account student and district characteristics by which students in certain programs are “weighted” to generate additional funds.

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Basic Allotment (BA)

The Basic Allotment (BA) is set by the Texas legislature, guaranteeing every school district a certain amount of funding for each student based on the Average Daily Attendance (ADA). The BA is currently set at $6,160, with...

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Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)

Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE): State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their M&O tax rate above a prescribed amount. If the board adopts a tax rate that’s greater than the...

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Golden Pennies

A portion of the tax rate that brings in revenue above the Tier 1 Entitlement and is not subject to Recapture, meaning 100 percent of the revenue generated from this part of the tax rate stays in the district. They are referred...

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  • The Compass Newsletter: Sept. 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
    Happy fall, y’all!! Check out this issue of The Compass to find info about * upcoming in-person and online Props A & B information sessions; * a video recording from last night’s Empowering Parents Summit; * celebrating VHS’ selection as a featured band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; * Parenting the Love & Logic […]
  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Course Returns for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 September 28, 2022
    Our Student and Family Support Team is facilitating the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® course during the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023. This six-week program is designed to help parents nurture responsible, respectful, fun-to-be-around children who will learn how to make their own choices, own their problems, think critically and logically for […]
  • Showcase of #1LISD Musical Talent Coming to Festival of Bands 2022 September 27, 2022
    On Monday, October 3, Leander ISD's Festival of Bands is coming to Gupton Stadium.

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  • Early College High School January 20, 2022
    The Early College HS initiative is an open-enrollment program that blends college and high school coursework, enabling students to earn up to two years of college credit (60 hours), tuition-free, while enrolled in high school. Application Applicants must be current LISD 8th-grade students in good standing to be advanced to the 9th grade. The ECHS […]
  • Special Programs: Handbook November 5, 2021
    Vision Watch on YouTube Index The Special Programs and Services Handbook serves as a resource to families, teachers, and students who qualify for services, as well as the general public, to better understand the opportunities we provide. Special Programs Process Resources Roles & Responsibilities Click on the graphic below to see the details for each […]
  • Universal Screener October 21, 2021
    In Leander ISD, we use a universal screener, such as MAP Growth and Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP), to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next. The assessment information will support teachers in knowing the instructional areas in which students have grown and are ready to learn. NWEA MAP Growth Testing […]